Changes to Downtown Traffic on City Council Agenda
7 Eyewitness News Staff
JACKSON, Tenn. - The Jackson City Council is set to have a called meeting next week to discuss adding a traffic signal and improving lanes on Highland Avenue on the north side of downtown.
The improvements are meant to help traffic flow with the new JacksonWalk Development being constructed on Highland, north of College Street.
Phase I of the proposal includes a new signal at Highland Avenue and College Street, the widening of Highland Avenue to provide a southbound left turn lane at College Street, closing College Street between Highland and Shannon to traffic and a new signal at Highland and North Liberty. Work on this portion would be completed by January 11, 2013.
Additionally, two other phases are proposed for the project. Phase II includes that construction of Jackson’s first roundabout at the intersection of Highland and Deaderick. That would take the place of the existing traffic light at that location and would be constructed in about three to five years.
Phase III involves pedestrian enhancements to College street from Highland to Union Avenue. No schedule has been set for that proposed work.
The City Council is expected to vote on the project at their called meeting October 17 at 9:00 a.m.